A semi-truck carrying 40,000 pounds of dog food overturned and careened off the side of a freeway in Castaic early Wednesday.
At 1:30 a.m., Los Angeles County Fire Department officials received a call of an overturned semi-truck near The Old Road and Lake Hughes Road.
The semi-truck had reportedly gone off the side of the southbound side of Interstate 5 at Lake Hughes Road, crashing through a chain link fence and landing on The Old Road overturned, said Officer Josh Greengard, a spokesman for California Highway Patrol Newhall Office.
The crash resulted in a small brush fire breaking out, according to Marvin Lim, a spokesman for the Fire Department.
“It was a (100-foot-by-50-foot) spot that was started by the vehicle that got into the brush,” said Lim, adding that one engine was able to handle the blaze.
The driver had been able to exit the vehicle and no injuries were reported, Lim said.
When CHP officials arrived on the scene, the truck carrying 40,000 pounds was on its side, according to Greengard.
The Old Road was closed in both directions as CHP officers investigated the crash scene, and street services were dispatched to clean up an oil spill.